Wonderful movement occurs every day at the home in Uganda. For all our sponsors I assure you the packages are being addressed and will be sent tomorrow! You’ll get all the good pictures and updates. But in the past week much has occurred.
Thanks to everyone who has donated to help Jimmy get his surgery. We were able to raise $3200 in a short time. Thanks to God’s mercy and love this child was admitted to the hospital yesterday and will begin to get life saving medical treatment. The doctors said to be patient as it will take some time but it has begun.George and Irene will keep us all up to date on how Jimmy’s condition improves.
We had to let our laundry lady go in Uganda because she was caught stealing from our home. We have a new lady and her name is Kevin. Kenny reports that she works hard and does a great job with the wash. Can you imagine hand washing all the clothing for 17 children? My back aches at the thought of it.
Last week Kenny had an accident with the new car. Thank God no one was hurt. A young boy ran out in front of him while he was driving on a busy road. He swerved to miss the child and crashed into a wall. The car is in the shop now and thanks to our emergency savings fund we’ll have it fixed and new shortly.
The children are taking their midterms this week. This is their third term of school for the year. They are working so hard to make excellent marks. They have goals and aspirations that can only be met if they perform well in school. School there is stern and the teachers are less encouraging than what we experience here in America. The kids are meant to be afraid of their teachers who use spanks often to control the classroom. There’s nothing about learning there that is fun. Except at our home where they learn all the time in playful ways. The kids say if school would be fun they would never want to leave. This always makes me think how good we have it here in America and yet we take it so for granted.
A week ago we had our monthly outreach in our home. It is such a blessing for us to share our resources and God’s message with the children in the community. It rained in the morning and we feared no one would turn up, but just at the right time the skies cleared and the children filled our home. We began with a christian movie and then we fed them all a meal of fish and rice. We taught a bible devotion and then had a dance contest to finish the day of fun. We are able to get to know the children in the community. We hope to love and encourage them when we encounter them in the neighborhood. Each month we host this event the numbers of children who attend increase. We hope the seeds they receive about God’s truth and love take root in their hearts and change their lives forever.